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Surry County, North Carolina

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Surry County will be celebrating its 250th anniversary on August 21, 2021 at the historic courthouse in Dobson.  For more information, click on the 250th logo.  Come out and celebrate our anniversary with family and friends!

Leadership Surry County is now accepting applications. This program focuses on community analysis and enhancement of one’s leadership skills. Each session will focus on an area related to Surry County, as well as a leadership activity. Download the application here.

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Quick Facts

Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2019 71,783% 71,783%
  • Unemployment Rate, May 2021 4.1% 4.1%
  • Labor Force, May 2021 32,403% 32,403%
  • Number Unemployed, May 2021 persons 1,320% persons 1,320%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 4th Q 2020 $862.80% $862.80%
  • 2020-2021 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582% $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2020 $59,600,847% $59,600,847%
  • Gross Retail Sales, April 2021 $114,290,890% $114,290,890%
  • Median Household Income, 2019 $43,597% $43,597%
  • Per Capita Income, 2019 $26,429% $26,429%
  • Crime Rate, 2017 (per 100,000) persons 177% persons 177%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2020 $130.90 million% $130.90 million%
  • 2020 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2019 persons 135.2% persons 135.2%
  • 2019 Median Age 43% 43%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128
336.401.9900

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